Another Lightning Death in Uintas

Another Lightning Death in Uintas

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Lightning has claimed another victim in the Uinta mountains.

A Pennsylvania woman was struck Thursday -- the third lightning death in Utah in less than a month.

Twenty-year-old Sarah J. McCarron of Rosemont, Pennsylvania was camping with her grandparents Thursday when a storm moved overhead in the Dead Horse area of the Uinta range in northeastern Utah.

The group was standing together when lightning struck that afternoon.

Everyone in the group was initially knocked unconscious. McCarron's grandmother came to, as did her grandfather. The grandfather tried unsuccessfully to revive Sarah, then went off for help. He eventually found someone with a cell phone and called authorities.

But by the time paramedics arrived, McCarron had died.

A West Jordan couple was killed last month in the Uintas when they were hit by lightning.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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